Sizzling September is long gone, and cooler weather is back again here in San Francisco, which means my favorite season is well underway: pumpkin spice season! Ahem, I mean, Autumn. I’m looking forward to all things cozy and baking lots of pecan pies using my family recipe. Continue reading “Happy Autumn!”
Congratulations to my wonderful clients on the purchase of their new home at The Metropolitan in San Francisco! Hovering 26 stories above 1st Street, this South Beach home enjoys beautiful city views, especially at twilight, with a peak of water views. Continue reading “JUST SOLD – 355 1st Street #2604, San Francisco”
An AVID (Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure) is a report prepared by a real estate agent, documenting their observations from a visual inspection of a property. This can be helpful for homebuyers to review before making the seller a purchase offer because it provides them with more information about the property before deciding on a price and terms. Continue reading “What’s an AVID?”
Most likely, yes.
Although there are few instances where title insurance may not be worthwhile, in most cases, especially in the Bay Area, title insurance is well worth the (relatively small) investment.
Allow me to elaborate… Continue reading “Do I Need Title Insurance?”
There are many things that can go wrong when buying home. And while I’ve always believed the best way to learn is through experience, most homeowners would probably prefer to avoid costly mistakes at the outset, without having to learn hard lessons firsthand. Here are four common mistakes that immediately come to mind: Continue reading “4 Common Homebuying Mistakes”
Expecting guests over the long weekend but your house is a mess? Don’t sweat! Follow these quick tips to get your home presentable in under 20 minutes.
The mission: Get your home to look presentable and save your guests from a messy home
The strategy: Continue reading “Clean Your House in Just 15 Minutes”
Single Family Homes
Number of Homes Sold: 96 (+1.1% YOY)… more homes sold
Median Sales Price: $1,376,500 (+3.5% YOY)… higher prices
Average Days on Market: 41 (+24.2% YOY)… homes took longer to sell
… In other words: more homes sold at higher prices, but homes took longer to sell, compared to a year prior.
Number of Homes Sold: 92 (-27% YOY)
Median Sales Price: $989,818 (-5.7% YOY)
Average Days on Market: 54 (+8% YOY)
… In other words: fewer condos sold, at lower prices, and took longer to sell, compared to a year prior.
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Despite the fact that I help people buy and sell real estate for a living, I don’t think homeownership is for everyone. (There, I said it.)
For the most part, I strongly support investing in real estate and homeownership. I think it is an excellent way to build wealth, and provide security and stability in many ways.
However, there are a few reasons why I think buying a home and committing to a 30-year mortgage might not be right for someone*: Continue reading “Is Homeownership Right For You? Maybe.”
Some might think selling a home is pretty straightforward. Yet, all too often, we see homeowners giving away their hard-earned equity when selling. Here are some ways I think homeowners leave too much money on the table — and how you can avoid being one of them: Continue reading “3 Biggest Mistakes When Selling Your Home”